The statement “We’ve always done it this way” is all by itself the best reason to stop doing it.
Some people think that they are taking responsibility for their problems by worrying about them. That’s actually the opposite of what they’re doing.
When a man says, “I think,” that’s typically not what is happening. It’s more likely that he is being thought, that the culture is cuing him up and telling him what to say.
Pleasure confirms the status quo, swaddles our habits and histories, leaves us satiated and soporific. Pain hauls us from our slumbers, slaps us into consciousness, indelicately indicates that it’s time for a change.